It’s been a weird a few months, but if there’s one positive to come out of this situation, ASU Library delegates, members and HSRs have never been more organised.
When the lockdown started, management in many areas acted unilaterally and made big decisions without involving their employees. Thanks to the work of delegates and HSRs like you, the large majority of employers are now doing the right thing as services reopen.
On top of that, we’ve seen a huge spike in new union members from libraries, and have more casual employees ready to campaign for secure work than ever before.
Library Liaison Organising Committee
As we return to ‘normal’ we don’t want to lose all the momentum that we’ve built together in libraries. At our last meeting, delegates and HSRs proposed a new leadership structure for library liaison.
It has been proposed that Library Liaison be organised by four people from the delegate and HSR group, one of these people must be a casual employee, and preferably half the group should be HSRs. These four people will be selected through an expression of interest process at first, and an election facilitated by the ASU if necessary.
These four people would be responsible for organising and chairing library liaison meetings, and delegating responsibility for the group among themselves.
If you have any objections to this structure and process, please send them to Austin Fabry at firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Friday 3 July.
If no objections are raised, then we will open up expressions of interest to elect a new organising committee.
The next meeting of library delegates and HSRs will take place on Wednesday 15 July at 12:30pm. More information on how to log on to the meeting will be sent out closer to the date.